For no particular reason whatsoever, we proudly present today's "intemperate, impatient, undignified and discourteous" 3d DCA Watch:
State Farm v. Caboverde:
The 3d reverses Judge Areces' grant of a new trial in a case where State Farm got a defense verdict.
The reasoning should be useful as precedent for trial courts and litigants in guiding how to handle these motions in the future:
Having considered the entire record, together with the trial court’s findings in its order granting a new trial, a clear showing has been made that the trial court abused its discretion in granting a new trial. We therefore vacate the order granting a new trial, and remand this cause with instructions to reinstate the jury’s verdict.BTW, I totally agree with Justice Thomas that lawyers who don't read opinions suffer from "a disease of illiteracy or laziness."
I mean, how can you pass this stuff up?
Western & Southern Life v. Beebe:
Be careful how you draft your fee agreement.
Trinidad v. Florida Peninsula:
Be careful how insurance companies draft their insurance policies.
Hardin v. Monroe County:
Of course a case from the Keys has been pending for two decades(!), they tend to lose track of time down at land's end.